As part of its commitment to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it has operations, Mannington Mills has donated $10,000 to Silicon Valley FACES, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and promoting an empathetic and inclusive community free of bias, bigotry and violence with programs that evolve with the needs of the many faces of the Silicon Valley.
The program that this donation supported is called “Camp Common Ground” (CCG). CCG is a three-day summer enrichment program designed to ease the transition from elementary to middle school, and middle to high school, critical junctures that can be daunting for young people. The program directly addresses the need to engage students by creating an early and effective shared space–the “common ground.” It emphasizes a commitment to learning, positive values, social and relationship management, and promotes positive self-esteem.
“It’s both a duty and an honor to support the local San Jose community,” said Keith Campbell, chairman of Mannington Mills. “Especially where children are concerned, we need to make sure we are fostering a positive atmosphere and providing a bright future.”